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Halliburton Launches State-of-the-Art Vessel for GOM Work

Halliburton Energy Services has deployed a new vessel, M/V Cape Hawke, to Carmen, Mexico to enhance its contract longstanding with PEMEX. The new vessel replaces M/V 221, which has been providing services for PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico for the last 19 years. M/V Cape Hawke is the second totally new state-of-the-art vessel unveiled by Halliburton this year for work in the Gulf of Mexico. M/V Stim Star, launched in February, serves the frac pack deepwater market, while Cape Hawke will serve the acidizing market. Some of the new vessel's features include below deck storage of bulk additives, primarily acids and xylene; dynamic positioning capability; and 6,750 hydraulic hp pumping capability. In addition, Cape Hawke has Automatic Remote Controls of high pressure pumping and fluid blending and proportioning; and contains the newest hydraulic hp equipment available to the market. Cape Hawke is also IMO/SOLAS certified.


Canada to Get 6 CG Vessels for $324m

The Canadian government will reportedly spend $324 million to purchase six new vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, according to a report on www.cbc.ca. The vessels will reportedly include four midshore patrol vessels, one offshore science vessel and one hovercraft. Three of the vessels are bound for British Columbia, two are destined for Nova Scotia and one will go to Quebec. All six will be built in Canada, which should boost the country's shipbuilding industry.


Kornet Signs Additional Contract with MirTac

Rederij Kornet has signed a contract for four new vessels with MirTac and Star Information Systems. Kornet has already successfully implemented Star IPS on nine vessels and its office, including maintenance, spares, purchasing, document management and safety management. Proof of increased efficiency, transparency between office and vessels, considerable cost reduction were decisive factors to continue the partnership with MirTac for their new vessels.


Bill Introduced on Double Hulls

Senator Lautenberg (D-NJ) introduced the Oil Spill Prevention Act of 2008 (S. 2699) to require new vessels carrying oil fuel to have double hulls, and for other purposes. This bill, if enacted into law, would require new vessels with an aggregate capacity to 600 cubic meters or more of oil fuel to comply with MARPOL requirements relating to protective location of the fuel tanks and would provide for establishment of a merchant marine medical program.


Esnaad Orders Five New Vessels Worth $60m

Gulfnews has reported that Adnoc subsidiary Esnaad, a marine and supply base services company, has ordered five new vessels from Singapore at a cost of $60m as part of its fleet replacement, a top company official revealed. Darwish A. Al Qubaisi, General Manager, said that the fleet replacement process is ongoing to meet the expansion needs of the company. Esnaad took delivery of two new vessels yesterday, both, anchor handling towing supply vessels built by Singapore-based Otto


Singapore Shipyard Building SBM Offshore DSCV

SBM Installer: Photo credit SBM

Keppel Singmarine in Singapore contracted to design & construct a multi-purpose Diving Support & Construction Vessel (DSCV) for delivery Q2 2013. The new DSCV (Diving Support & Construction Vessel) will be a MT-6024 design from Marin Teknikk in Norway, built to DNV rules and international regulations. The vessel will have a class III DP system and be equipped with a fully integrated 12-man saturation diving system capable of operating in up to 300-metres of water.


FDNY Awards Fireboat Contract

Robert Allan Ltd. won a contract by the Fire Department of New York for the design and construction administration of a new fireboat. The new vessel will replace the aging Fire Fighter. The contract for design and construction administration was bid internationally and awarded to Robert Allan Ltd. The new vessel will be approximately 130 ft. long, have a service speed of 17.5 knots, and a total pumping capacity of 36,000 gpm


Höegh Autoliners Adds New RoRos to Fleet

Höegh Autoliners is set to take delivery of nine new RoRo vessels in 2007 and 2008 boosting the carrying capacity of its fleet. The company signed orders for two more large flexible Pure Car Truck Carriers (PCTC) from Daewoo Shipbuilding in 2009. The vessels' carrying capacity will be some 6.100 cars and 11 similar ships have now been ordered from Daewoo. The newbuildings will be registered in NIS. Höegh Autoliners has added 11 new vessels to its fleet the last three years


Boskalis Initiates Study into Ultra Large Dockwise Vessel

Photo: Boskalis

Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) announced at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston that it has started a study into a new ultra large V-class Heavy Marine Transport Vessel (HTV). The Dockwise Vanguard which came into service early 2013 is already the world’s largest V-class HTV with a carrying capacity of 117,000 MT and a deck space of 270 meters by 70 meters. Peter Berdowski, CEO Boskalis, “The Dockwise Vanguard has been well received in the market


Princess Cruises Selects MCP for Wireless Comms

Princess Cruises has again selected MCP’s wireless communications service, this time for the new Royal Princess and her sister being built at Fincantieri shipyard in Italy. The service has already been implemented on Princess Cruises’ 16 vessels and offers the most reliable end-to-end wireless service available.   Princess Cruises’ latest contract with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) means that passengers on the new vessels can stay connected while onboard


MOL’s Newbuilding Yahagi Maru Delivered

Shin Yahagi Maru

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced the delivery of the coal carrier Shin Yahagi Maru, which will serve Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. The vessel was delivered at Imari Shipyard and Works of Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.  on January 22, 2015.


Congressmen Lead Effort to Defend US Shipbuilders

Photo courtesy of Huntington Ingalls Industries

Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-2) and Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4), along with 30 bipartisan House colleagues, sent a letter this week to Senate leadership urging opposition to an amendment that they say would strip domestic construction requirements that help strengthen America’s


ABB Wins Orders for Star Cruises Ships

ABB has won orders worth $60 million to deliver complete electrical power plant and propulsion systems for two new vessels for Star Cruises operated by Genting HongKong and to be built by Meyer Werft at its shipyard in Papenburg, Germany. The orders were booked during 2014.  


Golar LNG Secures Charters for Carrier Duo

Golar Arctic

  Golar LNG announced today that it has been awarded 2 time charters by Nigeria LNG Ltd ("NLNG") to employ the recently delivered Golar Frost and Golar Crystal. Employment of both vessels under these contracts will commence in January 2015 and will continue for a duration of


Lukoil Supplies Lubricants for MSC Oscar

MSC Oscar (Photo: Lukoil Marine)

With the launch of MSC Oscar, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) sets a new record in terms of TEU capacity; at 19,224 TEU, the vessel is largest containership ever built.The ship was officially inaugurated at the Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) Shipyard in South Korea on


Great Ships of 2014: Harvest Frost

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The first of three bulk carriers was delivered to Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), unique in that the ship features a host of innovative technologies, including the Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System (MALS), which reportedly helps the ship to achieve a 27% reduction in CO2 emissions as


SCI’s New Chapter in Maritime Training

Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) launched an initiative on December 10, 2014 aiming to transform training for America’s inland mariners at its Center for Maritime Education in Paducah, KY.   The day before its 15th Annual River Bell Awards ceremony


Bibby Subsea Inks Contract with Bordelon Marine

 Andrew Duncan, President and Managing Director of Bibby Subsea (image: courtesy Bibby Offshore)

Bibby Offshore’s Houston-based division, Bibby Subsea has signed a three year contract with Bordelon Marine to charter a new vessel. The Brandon Bordelon is an ultra-light intervention vessel (ULIV) and will commence a three year charter in August 2015 primarily operating in the Gulf of


US Research Ships Ready to Cast Off in 2015

Arctic-bound Sikuliaq (Photo: U.S. National Science Foundation)

Two new U.S. research vessels are going full steam ahead: the U.S. National Science Foundation will formally commission its Arctic-bound Sikuliaq, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Neil Armstrong will begin science operations. 


Van Oord Orders 2 Dredgers to Be Built in Spain

Rendering of trailing suction hopper dredger (Image: Van Oord)

Van Oord has ordered two trailing suction hopper dredgers to be built by Spanish Construcciones Navales del Norte S.L., LaNaval at its yard in Bilbao. Both vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2017.   According to Van Oord, the order is in line with its innovative investment program and


MarineCo Orders New Damen Workboat

MarineCo UK  has contracted Damen Shipyards Group for a Multi Cat 2712 vessel to be delivered in April 2015.   The Multi Cat 2712 is the second contract for this new type in the Damen Multi Cat Series, It measures 27 meters in length and 12 meters in width


ARC Towage Takes Delivery of 4 Damen Tugs

DAMEN ASD 2810 TUG

  ARC Towage of Trinidad & Tobago has taken delivery of the last of a series of four Damen ASD 2810 Tugs. All four have been delivered in less than 18 months. The speed of delivery was one of the reasons ARC Towage chose Damen Shipyards Group for its new vessels.


Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

EBDG Designed Freight-Passenger Ferry for Steamship Authority

  Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, Alaska, today announced that the new freight and passenger ferry it designed for the Woods Hole


Teekay Tankers to Acquire 5 Tankers

Kevin Mackay, Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Tankers

   Teekay Tankers Ltd. announced that it will acquire four coated Aframax tankers and one uncoated Aframax tanker for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $230 million. The five vessels, which are expected to be delivered in the first quarter of 2015, were constructed in 2008


River Bell Awards Acclaim Maritime 'Family'

Peter H. Stephaich receives the River Bell Award (Photo: SCI)

The Seamen’s Church Institute (SCI) recognized two inland maritime industry leaders at an annual awards luncheon Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Paducah, Ky.   The 15th Annual River Bell Awards Luncheon, hosted by SCI, raised more than $270






 
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